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Islam
by resistance in #religion   ↑ like (9)   ↓ dislike   703 comments, latest 1 month ago
Originally from A Call to the Muslims of the World from a Group of Freethinkers and Humanists of Muslim Origins Dear friends, The tragic incidents of September 11 have...
12-year-old girl kills herself because of the lie of an afterlife
by Dan8267   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (3)   429 comments, latest 1 year ago
A 12-year-old girl whose father died, takes her own life in order to see her father again. Of course, she does not get to see her father again because there...
More on price stabilization bye the Fed (pun intended)
by PeopleUnited in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   286 comments, latest 7 years ago
Aug. 1, 2010 GUEST COMMENTARY: The Coming Currency Crisis By Pat McGeehan Freedom lies at its darkest hour not by threat of sword, but by threat of poverty. And our...
Do you know how the economy works?
by iwog   ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike (1)   279 comments, latest 3 years ago
If you cannot explain why this graph keeps going up while workers wages remain stagnant, you cannot understand the true nature of our economy. 1. Our country is not...
The Housing Trap
by Patrick in #housing   ↑ like (15)   ↓ dislike   272 comments, latest 1 year ago
It's $12.50 so that if you buy two (makes a great gift!) then you don't have to pay any shipping charges. Here is the table of contents: Trapped! 8...
Alien Bailout
by Patrick in #1   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   266 comments, latest 10 years ago
Hi there, I LIVE in southern CA, I’ve been reading these blogs and reports now for a few months.. AND I have to say that I have seen first...
The Biggest Default In History
by Patrick   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   266 comments, latest 9 years ago
The biggest default in history has already happened: the US has devalued its promises of repayment to everyone who bought US Treasuries or US bonds of any kind, by...
Food Stamp Nation
by RayAmerica   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   265 comments, latest 6 years ago
“The lessons of history … show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this...
Everyone is under surveillance now
by Dan8267   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (2)   263 comments, latest 3 years ago
The US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that entire populations, rather than just individuals, now live under constant surveillance. It's no longer based on the traditional practice of...
Bubbleology
by iwog in #4   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (2)   244 comments, latest 7 years ago
I've been doing some research on bubbles lately and am amazed at how consistant the bubble model is for a wide variety of markets.   There's a huge amount of money...
Fear: what are you afraid of?
by Peter P in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   231 comments, latest 10 years ago
We the people are primarily driven by emotion. Fear, as the most powerful emotion has undoubtedly influenced major events and decided the course of history. Sometimes, I wish that we...
Quotes that will live in Infamy
by HARM in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   230 comments, latest 11 years ago
Some notorious quotes --like events-- represent pivotal moments that should never be forgotten. They should be preserved for posterity and passed along to future generations to serve as a...
Ten myths about housing prices in the USA
by RobSTL in #1   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   206 comments, latest 4 years ago
I am not a realtor, just a patriotic American middle-class citizen with a wide international perspective, as I have lived in Asia and Europe for many years. I am one...
Are you a 'Fair-Weather' capitalist?
by HARM   ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   201 comments, latest 4 years ago
First came Jim Cramer's incoherent rant on the hedge fund/Wall Street meltdown, then came Bill Gross's semi-coherent plea to POTUS for a federal bailout of his struggling PIMCO bond...
Slightly OT(but slightly not)...Why are people so dumb?
by Fucking White Male   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   193 comments, latest 6 years ago
I am not talking about IQ or intelligence level. I'm talking about uncaring and unthinking. The people who walk or drive around in a daze....they have the intellectual capacity, but...
In Debt We Trust
by HARM in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   185 comments, latest 12 years ago
It seems that Americans have become permanently addicted to debt –and not just housing debt, either. The savings rate in the U.S. has now fallen to virtually zero, for the...
Is Obamacare Constitutional?
by RayAmerica in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   176 comments, latest 6 years ago
Under Obamacare, for the first time in American history, every citizen would be required, under penalty of law, to purchase federally regulated and approved health insurance. Under the current proposal...
New Paradigm? The Rise of Mortgage-Backed Securities
by HARM in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   174 comments, latest 11 years ago
This is a topic that seems to come up fairly often and I think is worth exploring: Does the rise of Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) and Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs)...
The most fiscally irresponsible government in US history?
by RayAmerica in #politics   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   157 comments, latest 7 years ago
Mort Zuckerman of US News & World Report has officially left the reservation. Zuckerman is very critical of Obama's reckless fiscal policies and believes they may ultimately lead to ruining...
How Do You Tell Someone Bad News?
by SQT15 in #housing   ↑ like   ↓ dislike   153 comments, latest 10 years ago
My parents, as I have mentioned before, are in the midst of trying to sell their house. They need to sell but they are completely unrealistic about the asking...
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